It's through continued effort that policy changes to promote equity are implemented and imbedded into practice. Tracking the progress of equity advocacy is important and does not need to be complex or daunting. Getting Equity Advocacy Results (GEAR) from PolicyLink is a suite of benchmarks, methods, and tools for advocates, organizers, and their allies to track the results of their equity campaigns to:
Rules of the Game: The Bolder Advocacy Podcast - "Nonprofits are important advocates on issues critical to every community, but sometimes the rules and regulations of advocacy can be barriers to entry. In Rules of the Game, Bolder Advocacy attorneys use real examples to demystify these laws to help 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) nonprofits be bolder advocates, whether holding elected officials accountable, educating candidates, engaging voters, or lobbying for policy change."
Whether for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok – or whatever platform rises to popularity next – your nonprofit will need a coordinated strategy to maximize the benefits from the hard work invested in managing your organization's online presence.
Get an overview of the latest federal COVID-19 relief plans – including the American Rescue Plan Act – the state budget and major legislation affecting nonprofits, and potential policy solutions that could help nonprofits during the 2021 NC legislative session.
Presenter: David Heinen, Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits
Recording length: 1 hour, 2 minutes
Jeanne C. Tedrow, President & CEO, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits
2021 truly began with a jolt. The attempted coup by insurrectionists on our nation's capital stunned many of us. Those elected to serve were in the crossfire and some were meant to be the target of this violence. In the aftermath of the 2020 fair and free election naming President Elect Joseph Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris to be duly sworn in on January 20, our country is divided and the peaceful transition of power has been compromised.
In this keynote, participants will experience an engaging session on what an equitable recovery means. Dr. S. Atyia Martin will provide knowledge and tools to support participants’ role in the ongoing practice of equitably improving the ability of people, communities, and organizations to face the complexities involved. Resilience is framed from the point of (1) embedding equity and (2) not just bouncing back, but bouncing forward.
Recording length: 45 minutes
Whether leading a project, chairing a committee, or trying to keep a board meeting on track, project management principles can guide diverse groups and maintain the focus on a shared vision of success. In this session, you’ll learn the importance of defining a scope and deliverables; strategies for reaching and maintaining consensus; and using and communicating timelines and tasks. Participants will come away with actionable ideas for improving the effectiveness of collaborative projects and for working better within and across diverse groups.
Your board has voted on the new directors and are now ready to get to work. From the first hello to the first few meetings, there are many actions, some small but all intentional, that when woven together create a strong and sustainable onboarding program. By following each thread, it is possible to engage your returning board members in leadership positions, incorporate micro-trainings, and provide a platform for new members to become successful in your nonprofit.
Recording length: 1 hour, 17 minutes
These days, many organizations are asking themselves: Could we have been better prepared? While organizations use strategic planning to prepare for opportunities and challenges and to chart a course forward, nonprofits have spent 2020 adapting and evolving, and are taking a new look at future strategic planning needs.
There are different ways to be emotionally intelligent, and different situations call on us to be “agile” in our emotional intelligence, i.e. adapting to the social or emotional situation to solve the problem at hand. But sometimes we reach for the same responses out of habit, even when the situation begs us to rethink our approach. This type of reaction leaves people and organizations resistant and unprepared to solve the dynamic and diverse challenges that come our way.